The Nintendo 3DS will have friend codes similar to the friend codes used for the Wii. Before you freak out and relive the nightmare that is Wii friend codes, Nintendo has made some changes that make using the 3DS friend codes easy and convenient. You will still have to type in the numbers unless you're on the same local wireless network, if that's the case you can simply click a button to swap codes. Keep reading for more details.
First off there will only be a single code per handheld console, not a new code for each game like we've seen with the Wii and DS. You will only need to exchange codes once in order to play together with all online enabled games. Another feature I appreciate is a hub that will show you which friends are online and the games they are playing, promoting a sense of community Nintendo was previously lacking.
What do you think of the 3DS friend codes?